All pictures are either photos taken by me personally or scans of postcards and photos I’ve purchased or pictures from digitised newspapers where there’s insufficient material for a blog post.
From now on (9 September 2022) I’ll add dates to new photos etc so that new additions are clearer.
September 2022 additions.
This is Gordon Pattie who featured in the Dundee Courier dated 6 March 1937. Gordon had won the solo piano class under 12 years prize at the Fife and Kinross Musical Festival at Kirkcaldy.
This is the wedding photo of Effie Gibb as featured in the Aberdeen Press and Journal dated 11 July 1928. The newspaper reported that George Murray Leys of Glen Tamar and Effie Harvey Gibb of Cairneyhill married on 10 July 1928 at King’s College Chapel. Miss Nessie Martin was bridesmaid, Mr G R Harvey was best man and the flower girls were Bunty and Margaret Gibb.
This is A B Templeman as featured in the Dundee Courier dated 4 July 1922. A B Templeman was president of the Australian Bowling team which was touring Scotland at that time. Whilst his team was touring Mr Templeman was staying with his relatives in Cairneyhill. Mr Templeman had emigrated to Australia 50 years previously but had served an apprenticeship in the Dunfermline drapery shop belonging to Peter Taylor.
This is George A MacDonald, one of Cairneyhill’s war dead. This photo was in the Daily Record dated 30 August 1917 and George was described as a second lieutenant with the Argylls and the son of James MacDonald, nurseryman, Cairneyhill.
The next 21 photos are taken by me whilst walking in Cairneyhill.
This barn has always intrigued me. It’s the largest surviving barn in Cairneyhill. I do wonder, given its size, whether it was a weaving shed.
Church and manse:
Church and Manse:
West Lodge Gates:
Inside of the Church:
The watch house:
The session house:
Myre End Farm:
To be added soon will be the rest of my collection of Cairneyhill postcards plus photos of Cairneyhill Station …..